category: african-american

Calls for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction Area

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas and and American Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
aclark-moore@sunyjefferson.edu

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

What Happens Now? Interdisciplinarity for the Future

full name / name of organization: 
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
contact email: 
themigc@gmail.com

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2012

What Happens Now?
Interdisciplinarity for the Future

Caribbean Literature (11/1/2012, 3/29-31/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Barrio-Vilar / College English Association
contact email: 
lxbarriovil@ualr.edu

CEA 2012

March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond,Virginia

OmniRichmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia (804) 344-7000

[Update] CFP: Dany Laferrière: Essays on His Work

full name / name of organization: 
Guernica Editions
contact email: 
lee.bessette@gmail.com

Guernica Editions is planning to publish a collection of essays on Haitian-Canadian author Dany Laferrière as part of their “Writers Series” in early 2013.

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film - October 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

[UPDATE] Race, Class, and Sentimentalism in the 20th Century - NeMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Jenn Williamson / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jwilliamson@unc.edu

As African American men and women began to appropriate sentimental tropes and the sentimental novel form in the nineteenth-century, they argued for their humanity and alignment with social norms while

“Langston Hughes and the U.S. South” (03/28/12-03/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
The Langston Hughes Society (College Language Association Convention in Atlanta, GA)
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers that explore the connections between Langston Hughes and the U.S. South.

[UPDATE] "DESIRE: FROM EROS TO EROTICISM" NOVEMBER 10-11, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center Comparative Literature Department
contact email: 
desireconference2011@gmail.com

CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue, New York, New York)
November 10-11, 2011

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism

[UPDATE] Queer Places, Practices, and Lives conference (deadline extended to 9/16/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Ohio State University
contact email: 
ponce.8@osu.edu

QUEER PLACES, PRACTICES, AND LIVES: A SYMPOSIUM IN HONOR OF SAMUEL STEWARD
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
COLUMBUS, OH
MAY 18-19, 2012

Fashion, Appearance, & Consumer Identity

full name / name of organization: 
33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
jessica.strubel@unt.edu

33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
February 8-11, 2012 Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Inter-Material Affections: Intimacy and Ecology in the 19th Century (C19, Berkeley, 4/12-15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Travis Foster, The College of Wooster
contact email: 
tfoster@wooster.edu

Inter-Material Affections: Intimacy and Ecology in the 19th Century
A Proposed Panel for C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
Berkeley, California, April 12-15, 2012

Borders: 43rd Annual Conference, College English Association, March 29-31, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
cea.english@gmail.com

Call for Papers, CEA 2012 | BORDERS
43rd Annual Conference | March 29-31 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

[UPDATE] The 19th METU British Novelists Conference: Kazuo Ishiguro

full name / name of organization: 
Middle East Technical University 19th METU British Novelists Conference: Kazuo Ishiguro and His Work
contact email: 
wwwbnc@metu.edu.tr

The 19th METU British Novelists Conference

12-13 December 2011
Ankara, Turkey

Website: http://www.britishnovelists.metu.edu.tr/
Contact name: Assist. Prof. Dr. Hülya Yıldız

[UPDATE] CFP - States of Emergence, States of Emergency: Deadline Extended to 1st November

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex Doctoral School
contact email: 
joanna_kellond@hotmail.co.uk

Excursions Journal
Call For Papers
‘States of Emergence, States of Emergency’
Deadline for articles: 1st November 2011

CFP: American Studies Area Southwest Texas PCA ACA Deadline December 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Texas Popular Culture American Culture Association
contact email: 
havenl@ohio.edu

Call for Papers: American Studies Area

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
February 8 – 11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Eudora Welty, Whiteness, Race, and Civil Rights

full name / name of organization: 
Eudora Welty Society/ Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
pollack@bucknell.edu

Call for Papers: Eudora Welty Society Session
Welty, Whiteness, Race, and Civil Rights
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
Nashville, TN March 29 – April 1, 2012

Prospects for 19th-Century Black Literature: Recovery and Beyond (Sept 15, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists; Berkeley, California, April 12-15, 2012
contact email: 
williams.2941@osu.edu

Prospects for Nineteenth-Century Black Literature: Recovery and Beyond

ESSAYS / PAPERS FOR JOURNAL; 30 November 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Journal
contact email: 
editorial.india@yahoo.com

Essays, Papers, Translations, Interviews, Paintings, Photographs and Book Reviews (along with a copy of the book) on folk traditions across the world are invited for the Journal of Folklore and Oral t

CFP: Prospects of Bildung, C19 Conference Berkeley, CA, April 12-15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
C19; The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
amduane1@gmail.com

CFP: Prospects of Bildung @C19

C19 Conference, Berkeley, CA, April 12-15, 2012

Developmental Narratives, Transnational Childhoods, and National Culture

[UPDATE] Fixing Foods in Literary Modernity

full name / name of organization: 
Michael D Becker / 2012 NeMLA (March 15-18)
contact email: 
mdbecker@my.uri.edu

For better and for worse, modernity has surely left its mark on the food we daily eat.

Welcoming All Fiction and Poetry Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Hando No Kuzushi
contact email: 
Quinata.Delgado@gmail.com

Previously an Asian American literary venue, Hando No Kuzushi is now accepting stories and poetry from all genres of writing.

UPDATE - Filolog - journal for literary, cultural and language studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka, faculty of Philology
contact email: 
petarny@yahoo.com; tbijelic@hotmail.com

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

Come Together: Digital Collaboration in the Academy and Beyond - May 11-13 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Hardwick and Ian Maness / Queen's University
contact email: 
cometogether2012@gmail.com

Come Together: Digital Collaboration in the Academy and Beyond seeks to explore the relationship between digital technology and academic, activist and artistic collaborations.

CFP - ecloga, A Journal of English Studies (deadline 5 Sept 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Editorial Board of ecloga, University of Strathclyde
contact email: 
levelsix@strath.ac.uk

The next edition of ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue.

Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2011 - Online

full name / name of organization: 
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)
contact email: 
erichkofmel@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2011

Organized by: Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Mode: Online by Google+ video conference

Date: 15-16 November 2011

[UPDATE] Deadline Reminder for Place and Particularity Conference October 21, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons Journal
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

For the October 21, 2011 Modern Horizons conference (at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario) we invite abstracts for 20 minute presentations that explore the various philosophical, literary, artis

[UPDATE] NeMLA March 15-18, 2012: The Literary response to war – What is it worth?

full name / name of organization: 
Jeffery C. Blanchard / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jcblanch@drew.edu

This panel will seek to address the role Modern and contemporary literature play during wartime and whether or not they provide a culturally valuable response to conflict.

[UPDATE] Deadline Reminder for Journal Issue On Violence, November 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons Journal
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

For the November 2011 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the concept of violence in its many forms and from a variety of ethical standpoints.

CFP: "Prospects: A New Century," Berkeley, April 12-15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
C19-2012@ucsc.edu

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists seeks paper and panel submissions to its second biennial conference, which will take place April 12-15, 2012 at the historic Berkeley City Club and

Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians Call for Chapter Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Lynch, Ed. D.
contact email: 
lynch39083@aol.com

Praeger will be publishing a two-volume series entitled, Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians.

[UPDATE] Kudzu Review wants your Book Reviews, Essays, as well as Fiction!

full name / name of organization: 
Kudzu Review
contact email: 
editor@kudzureview.com

Submissions are pouring in! Please send us your Book Reviews, Essays, Artworks, Music, Fiction, and Poetry! Deadline November 1st for our Winter Solstice edition. Visit us at www.kudzureview.com

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @ Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

full name / name of organization: 
Fordham University GEA
contact email: 
artofoutrage@gmail.com

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Black Migration Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Black Migration Symposium
contact email: 
blackmigrationconference2012@gmail.com

Black Migration Symposium
February 10-11, 2012
Nashville, TN

Conveners:
Professors Trica Keaton, Ifeoma Nwankwo, Jemima Pierre, Michelle Shepherd
Vanderbilt University

Call for Papers:

Thinking Verse Issue II

full name / name of organization: 
David Nowell Smith, www.thinkingverse.com
contact email: 
thinkingverse@gmail.com

Call for Contributions, Thinking Verse issue II, special issue, ‘The Condition of Music’.

[UPDATE] Liminality in Contemporary Literature (Intl. Conference on Narrative, March 15-17, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Kunsa, Duquesne University
contact email: 
kunsaa@duq.edu


From post-colonial theory to sociology to anthropology, the concept of liminality has offered a means for understanding instances of cultural, social, and political “in-between-ness.”

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